Heavy rains that caused serious and widespread flooding on Long Island overnight moved across Connecticut Wednesday, but carried less of a punch.
At Islip Airport on Long Island, the National Weather Service said 12.21 inches of rain fell between midnight and 7:15 a.m., with more than 5 inches falling between 5 and 6 a.m.
Cars were submerged on Long Island highways, including the Southern State Parkway.
In Connecticut, there was some localized street flooding.
The National Weather Service in Boston said heavy rain would fall on a wide swath of southern New England as the storm moved northeast. The weather service said to expect up to two inches of rain with 3 to 5 inches possible in some places.
Fox CT Meteorologist Joe Furey said the rain will taper off as the day goes on. Some spots in eastern and southern Connecticut could see as much as 6 inches of rain fall.
The National Weather Service issued a flood warning for Hartford and Tolland counties, which expired at 5:30 p.m.
More storms are possible later in the day and could hit some sections of the state with heavy rain, damaging winds and thunderstorms, Furey said. The rest of the week and the weekend should be pleasant, he said.Copyright © 2015, CT Now